From Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments
In this section, data has been compiled to present patterns of participation for members of various groups at various stages in the field of Economics.
Click here to see a comparison of participation rates by race in Economics, the Social Sciences, and STEM fields.
Click here to see a comparison of participation rates by gender in Economics, the Social Sciences, and STEM fields
Click on the graphs above to zoom.
Summary: The scatterplot above shows a time trend in Economics degrees awarded to men and women. The number of degrees awarded in the field of Economics has steadily increased, which is a sign that the field has attracted more interest. The data also demonstrates that the gap between degrees awarded to men and women in Economics is steadily becoming smaller, although there are still improvements to be made.
Click here to download a basic database of Economics degrees earned by Gender from 1966-2009.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System(IPEDS) Completions, 1995-2009 (Washington , D.C.: NCES, 2011). Created by data provided by WebCaspar
The comparison tool allows departments to compare their participation rates to national averages and/or averages for subgroups such as elite liberal arts institutions.